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Off Campus Housing Assistance
Are you a current or incoming 精东影业 Student looking for off-campus housing? To be exempt from on-campus housing, students with fewer than 58 earned credit hours must meet the eligibility requirements. Please note: 精东影业 does not guarantee on-campus housing for upperclassmen (students with more than 57 earned credit hours) or graduate students, however, below are some resources that will be helpful in your search.
Partnership with College Pads
精东影业 has partnered with College Pads, the off-campus housing marketplace, which will provide a resource for current and future Clark Atlanta students as they transition off-campus. This service will help students compare off-campus housing options, find roommates, sublet their existing units, and review landlords, all through a user-friendly online experience. Click the links below to get started!
Below are links to apartment listings in Atlanta, GA.
- Transportation. If you don’t have a car, choose a neighborhood that is close to bus lines or within walking distance.
- Leases are generally for one year. It can be convenient if you decide to go home for the summer yet still want someplace to put your belongings. However, you might not want to pay for the rent for the whole year if you are not staying for the summer. In this case, you might think about subletting your place while you are away. Note: not all landlords allow their tenants to sublet their apartments/houses, so take this into account when signing contacts.
- Security Deposits. Most rentals require a deposit-usually the equivalent of one month’s rent. At the end of your lease, you will get this deposit back, less any fees for damages.
- Rent. Check out . Most students will rent a multi-unit house (3 bedrooms, for example, and split the rent evenly). Utilities such as Cable TV, Internet, Electric, Heat, and Hot water typically cost extra and will be split evenly amongst the inhabitants.
- Background Checks. Some rental applications might require a background check.
- Renters’ Insurance. The landlord’s property insurance policy usually does not cover your personal possessions inside your apartment, so you might need to consider purchasing renters’ insurance to cover your personal belongings. The renter’s insurance is usually inexpensive, ranging from $10-$20 per month. Getting a quote online from different insurance companies is a fairly quick process for choosing renters’ insurance.
- Issues/Concerns. Notify your landlord or leasing office in writing of any existing problems or damages when you move in. Upon moving in always take pictures of the condition of the apartment/ house. Documenting the condition of the residence upon move-in is always a good idea in case the landlord attempts to withhold your security deposit due to previous damage.
- Repairs. If damage to the property occurs during the rental period, it is the landlord’s responsibility to fix/ repair the damage.
- Roommates/Housemates. Be mindful when selecting your roommates/housemates. Choose roommates who will fulfill their share of obligations for the rent. Discuss and establish a mutual agreement about things like quiet hours, guest policy, grocery share/or not, cleaning responsibilities, etc.
- Plan Ahead and Start Early. Some apartments fill up quickly when the school start date is approaching, you might want to look for rentals early.
- Talk to other students who are currently living off campus. You may not be familiar with the local area, so talk to peers who might know the area better to find out about their neighborhoods and their experiences.